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Andrea Kay—Career Consultant, Syndicated Career Columnist

Andrea KaySpecialities: Choosing/changing careers
Home base: Cincinnati, Ohio
Web sites: www.AndreaKay.com, www.LifesaBitchChangeCareers.com, www.AndreaKay.com/thisishow

Andrea Kay helps people get excited about jumping out of bed and going to work. She specializes in “Career Therapy,” helping professionals get to the heart of a career issue then creating strategies to help them get what they want. She has written and published six career books and and over 1,400 articles in her weekly syndicated column “At Work,” which appears in USA Today and Gannett newspapers and online. She is heard weekly on WGRR Radio and is widely quoted and interviewed on radio, TV and in national publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press and US News and World Report.

Andrea Kay, How to Get Your Next JobAndrea has presented hundreds of workshops and keynote speeches and has been named Outstanding Speaker and Best Program of the Year, awarded Women In Communications Gem Award and named Best Career Consultant and Leading Consultant and Trainer by Leading Women. She has also been a third-party expert and done event and trade show appearances.

Recent Books

  • This Is How to Get Your Next Job: An Inside Look at What Employers Really Want (2013)
  • Work’s a Bitch and Then You Make It Work: 6 Steps to Go from Pissed Off to Powerful (2009)
  • Life’s a Bitch and Then You Change Careers: 9 Steps to Get Out of Your Funk and On to Your Future (2006)
  • Greener Pastures: How to Get a Job In Another Place (1998)

Suggested Topics

  • Do This, Don’t Do That: Why Employers Aren’t Hiring and What to Do So They’ll Hire You
  • Dumb Things Smart People Do in their Careers and How to Be Smarter
  • Dumb Things Smart People Do in Job Hunting and How to Be Smarter
  • Finding the Music that Makes You Dance
  • Life’s Bitch and Then You Change Careers
  • How to Get Friends, Relatives, Neighbors and Others Help You Find Your Next Job
  • Love the Work You’re With

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What People Say About Andrea Kay

“Every word out of Andrea Kay’s mouth is gold…No matter who they are, or what their dreams may be, Andrea can find a way for people to navigate this crazy working world of ours.”
—Ellen McGirt, Money magazine

“We had over 300 global members in attendance for your event, which was more than any prior event and a clear testament to our members’ excitement to learn from you. The results were outstanding—you clearly made a significant impact in the lives and careers for many of our members. The feedback says it all: ‘I really felt the presentation had been prepared just for me, it was exactly what I needed...and helped me finalize my personal development plan’; ‘I have begun using some of the information in developing myself and my staff; and ‘This was an absolutely fantastic session and provided a lot of areas for improving one’s career’.  Your insights, your unassuming style and your straightforward recommendations were just what our global members were seeking.”
Barb King, Vice President, Convergys Executive Chair, Global Women’s Network 2010

“Andrea is a consummate communicator, so she was the perfect choice to speak at our communicator’s award event.  In addition she spoke knowledgeably about a topic that is very timely in this time of a struggling economy—networking. For the first time our group was meeting with another from the Dayton area.  Andrea’s national reputation drew people from both areas.  All felt they walked away with great pointers to keep them on track.  We’re looking to invite her back to do a longer seminar in the fall!”
—Patricia A. Frey, International Association of Business Communicators

“People are still talking about your amazing presentation at our women's event. Not only were you a big draw, your keynote address inspired all in attendance to go out and live their best life! While your speech was extremely entertaining, a truly successful talk is one that stays with the audience long after the laughter dies down. You got women of all ages to think about how they could take more calculated risks and challenge themselves to actually do some of the things they had only dreamed of accomplishing...people left feeling motivated and ready to make positive changes in their lives. It is the rare presenter who can leave an audience with such a valuable gift!”
—Pamela Richards Saeks, Program Director of nonprofit organization

“Andrea’s presentations were exceptional and very well received by the hundreds of people who attended. We received feedback from employees globally, thanking us for giving them access to her knowledge and books. She is incredibly knowledgeable and her workshops were energizing...she took an extraordinary amount of time to get to know and understand our situation and make her presentations relevant to us. I would highly recommend Andrea Kay as a workshop presenter and keynote speaker.”
—Director, Procter & Gamble